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Old 07-25-2006, 10:59 AM
 
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We are considering a move to either Richmond, VA or this area of PA where we have family. Looking for nice semi-rural (edge of surberbs) with good schools, and decent shopping (a mall?) within 15-20 minutes, maybe a Super Walmart within 10. "Classier" is better (not that Walmart is classy, but a nice downtown area with restaurants would be nice); we've been in Europe for 9 years, so someplace where a little diversity is a good thing. My kids have a few quirks that will have to work out with time; where might a school see their Austrian roots as interesting rather than something that has to be "corrected", like their handwriting etc. I know they will need to make adjustments, but we're looking for the best experience possible for transition.

We've also been living in the Alps (don't mean to make you jealous(!) - it's one of the only really nice things about life here, trust me!), so a pretty landscape would be nice, no traffic, but yet not the middle of nowhere. We're thinking the outside edge of one of these towns... Family is in Gettysburg, and they rave about it, but not so sure we want to be in their backyard, if you know what I mean. We were leaning towards Va for warmer weather, easy travel in winter for my husband who is on the road often, and closer to the beach, but originally from NY (lost the accent), a little concerned about being "Yankees" down there. What do you think?? Thanks so much!

PS Employment is a non issue for my husband - he has a home office. I'm a nurse and would consider going back to work in 5-7 years or so - any healthcare possibilities?
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Old 07-25-2006, 11:25 AM
 
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We are considering a move to either Richmond, VA or this area of PA where we have family. Looking for nice semi-rural (edge of surberbs) with good schools, and decent shopping (a mall?) within 15-20 minutes, maybe a Super Walmart within 10. "Classier" is better (not that Walmart is classy, but a nice downtown area with restaurants would be nice); we've been in Europe for 9 years, so someplace where a little diversity is a good thing. My kids have a few quirks that will have to work out with time; where might a school see their Austrian roots as interesting rather than something that has to be "corrected", like their handwriting etc. I know they will need to make adjustments, but we're looking for the best experience possible for transition.

We've also been living in the Alps (don't mean to make you jealous(!) - it's one of the only really nice things about life here, trust me!), so a pretty landscape would be nice, no traffic, but yet not the middle of nowhere. We're thinking the outside edge of one of these towns... Family is in Gettysburg, and they rave about it, but not so sure we want to be in their backyard, if you know what I mean. We were leaning towards Va for warmer weather, easy travel in winter for my husband who is on the road often, and closer to the beach, but originally from NY (lost the accent), a little concerned about being "Yankees" down there. What do you think?? Thanks so much!

PS Employment is a non issue for my husband - he has a home office. I'm a nurse and would consider going back to work in 5-7 years or so - any healthcare possibilities?
Doesn't sound like you have any immediate plans on working, so is that an issue really? Check out the Virginia thread.
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:19 PM
 
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Spring Grove is nice, beautiful scenery, great schools, no traffic and close to everything... I'm biased, though
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